Pininyahang Manok Recipe (Chicken in Pineapple Sauce)

Pineapples give a delicate tang to this tomato-based stew.

Add a colorful dish to your dinner menu this weekend! With this Filipino stew, you’re sure to put a smile on the kids’ faces. It’s a simple yet delicious dish, a little simmering melds the flavors deliciously. Chicken is braised in a tomato sauce base (although others use gata or a cream or milk-based sauce) with pineapples, potatoes, and ginger. Others add red or green bell peppers to add heft and crunch.

The pineapples give a delicate and sweet tang to this tomato-based chicken stew. There’s nothing better than mixing sweet and savory flavors into one mouthwatering dish. Don’t forget to pair it with steamed rice!

Pininyahang Manok Recipe (Chicken in Pineapple Sauce)

Mira Angeles
Pineapples give a delicate tang to this tomato-based stew.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Pininyahang Manok Ingredients (Chicken in Pineapple Sauce)

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 500 Grams Chicken use chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 small can Canned Pineapple Chunks
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Saute ginger, garlic, and onion in oil. Add chicken and patis, then saute for 10 minutes or until the chicken turns slightly brown.
  • Add the tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. Bring to boil then let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the can of pineapple chunks along with the syrup. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.
Keyword pineapples, classic, pininyahang manok
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